Entries by Brian McGuire

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GILDEAS TEAM ATTENDING CHARITY’S OFFICIAL LAUNCH

Many of the Gildeas team is attending a fundraising concert for a Scottish charity focused on cancers of the head and neck. Helen Johnston, our head of finance, is a supporter of TRACTion Cancer Support, which aims to raise awareness of cancers of the head and neck which include cancers affecting the pharynx, larynx, thyroid […]

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Working group set up to review parking in Paisley

Businesses, private car park operators and shopping centres will join council officers and elected members as part of a new working group to review town centre parking in Paisley. Following a report to the most recent full Council Board, the new group has been set up to consider the current parking provision and identify any […]

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Renfrewshire Council first in Scotland rated as making ‘excellent’ progress in raising school attainment

Education Scotland inspection hails progress in improving literacy, numeracy and work to close the poverty-related attainment gap Renfrewshire Council is the first local authority in Scotland to be rated ‘excellent’ for its progress in improving learning, raising attainment and narrowing the poverty-related attainment gap as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. Education Scotland published its […]

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£560k in additional support for Renfrewshire carers

2,535 carers in Renfrewshire get £221 each in first payments from Social Security Scotland    Over 77,000 carers who were getting Carer’s Allowance from the DWP on 16 April 2018 were paid an additional £221 from the Scottish Government – totalling an investment of £17.2 million. Showing the importance the Scottish Government places on recognising the […]

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Much more to see in Paisley’s Secret Collection

There’s now much more to see in Paisley’s fascinating museum store, The Secret Collection. With the temporary closure of Paisley Museum for a multi-million pound re-development, the entire collection of artefacts has been moved to The Secret Collection store, 9 High Street. The public can book weekly free guided tours of the museum store, which […]

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How to Attract Wild Birds into Your Garden

Seeing the wild birds visiting your garden is always wonderful, especially when they stick around for a while. From sitting on the feeder to hopping across the patio, it’s lovely to have these little visitors and its beneficial for them too. Continue reading for some top tips on how to attract wild birds into your […]

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Play about Scots political hero is electrifying

The intriguing story about one of Scotland’s unsung heroes is being told in a new play being staged at Paisley Arts Centre. The one-act play by award-winning Robert Dawson Scott, called The Electrifying Mr Johnston is about prominent Scottish journalist turned socialist politician, Tom Johnston. The play is a Mull Theatre production and is being […]